|Dress-Simply Be (Similar), Shoes-(Old)(Similar), Necklace-BaubleBar, Sunglasses-Similar|
As a teenager there weren’t many plus-size women for me to look up to or aspire to be. I poured over pages of fashion magazines, television, movies and barely saw one soul who looked like me. There were only a few plus-size women in the limelight and recognition came in the form of a magazine celebrating their weight loss. I mean everyone I knew was on a diet, shouldn’t I have been too. So I formed a rather unfortunate sense of self-loathing. I couldn’t find one thing to love about my body at the time. I fondly refer to that period of time as the wasted years.
When I went to college it was revolutionary for me. I formed an entirely different relationship with my body and learned how to accept me for me. One day when I was wearing shorts my friend told me that I had amazing legs, I shrugged it off and said thanks. I never thought about it at all. But I did start a slow process of admiring my legs. I spent time looking at them and realizing how much I liked the way my legs looked. Though it took time, I recognized that I was completely in love with my legs and that’s okay. It’s okay to love yourself, it’s okay to want to show off your favorite part of yourself to the world. It’s okay when people ask you what part of your body is your favorite for you to have an answer.
Slowly but surely I gravitated towards wearing things that highlighted my legs and put them on display. I love this dress from Simply Be (I unfortunately think it sold out already). I love the swingy feel of the dress, the bright colors and I really love how it shows off my legs! My mother always said if you’ve got it flaunt it. So I do.
What part of yourself do you love to show off in clothes?